As if Mumford & Sons weren’t a joke enough already, guitarist Winston Marshall wants to become a comedian. In a conversation with Vulture about their upcoming new album’s move away from their folk roots, he also talks about how New York City has served as a major inspiration for the band. Marshall’s particularly taken a liking to the comedy institution Upright Citizens Brigade. He’s taken classes at the improv studio, and recently made his debut there to perform a monologue. When asked what it was about, he said “I don’t know, exactly. It involved condoms and being Jewish.” And when asked if he was Jewish himself, he said “ish” and then burst into what Vulture calls “a fit of laughter.” The monologue apparently didn’t go that great, but he’s been invited back to perform again next month before Mumford & Sons starts their tour. Billboard adds that the musician is also pursuing a comedic web series. Best of luck!
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